Culinary Medicine Graduate Certificate

Starting This Fall!

Starting Fall of 2022, the School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness will offer an online Graduate Certificate in Culinary Medicine.  This certificate prepares professionals with cutting edge knowledge in plant-based nutrition science combined with practical approaches on what to eat for disease prevention and treatment.

Program Information

The online Graduate Certificate in Culinary Medicine is designed for those with health care degrees or individuals who are interested in learning how to integrate nutrition science with food preparation and disease prevention. This includes physicians, healthcare workers and anyone with a bachelor’s degree who complete the prerequisite courses in nutrition & disease.

Currently 60 percent of American adults and many children now live with at least one chronic disease, and more than 40 percent have been diagnosed with two or more. Data from 190 countries analyzed by The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation on global burden of disease reports that “what people eat, and fail to eat is the leading cause of disease and death. The Graduate certificate will focus on the pathophysiology, and evidenced-based prevention, and treatment of diet-impacted diseases by incorporating plant-based eating into a patient’s lifestyle, including cooking, meal planning, time constraints, cultural considerations and budgeting.


  • Can be completed in one academic year (2 semesters)

  • 12-13 credits

  • 100 percent online



  • August 1


  • Completion of a health care-related bachelor’s degree or non-healthcare related bachelor’s degree and completion of a Nutrition & disease course. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 in undergraduate courses
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose


We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit

The Office of Graduate Enrollment reserves the right to request additional documents.

Heart Health Culinary Medicine Workshop

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Fall Application Deadline: August 1

For More Information Please Contact:


Padma Uppala, PhD, MPH